Serial interfaces (was Re: Any former Psion 5 owners out there?)
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Tue Jul 20 13:29:53 CDT 2010
On 20/07/2010 18:50, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 7/20/10 10:15 AM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> On 7/19/10, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am very happy to say that I have not used a serial port for anything
>>> in a good 2-3y now, and not for anything more than a very occasional
>>> sync of my Psion 7book...
>> I use serial ports every week.
> Only every week? Every DAY here. ;)
> Agree 100% here. For anything non-consumery, async serial is still
> the mainstay, and likely always will be. I use serial ports all day,
> every day when I wear either my embedded systems designer or network
> engineer hats.
<aol>Me too.</aol> I still have an RS232 breakout box on my desk at
work, another near my desk here, and one in the workshop, though it's
fair to say I've not had to use any of them in months. I do
occasionally find a need for a null-modem. All our network gear has
RS232 ports (or some compatible facsimile), and we've found assorted
USB-to-RS232 adaptors that usually work (thank you, PuTTY and Kermit
Some of our equipment has USB but of limited value, and often only good
to plug a memory stick into. And don't even ask how many different
styles of USB cable I have to have.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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